As a young man Charles Dahlgren, brother of the famous Union admiral John A. Dahlgren, moved from Pennsylvania to Natchez, Mississippi, in search of glory. He made a spectacular start by acquiring two mansions overlooking the Mississippi River and cultivating acres of cotton fields in Louisiana. Determined to defend his dynasty at the outbreak of the Civil War, Dahlgren accepted an ill-fated commission as brigadier general of volunteers in the Mississippi militia. Ultimately his dreams crumbled with those of the Confederacy, but he survived his losses as a Confederate carpetbagger engaged in business on Wall Street.
Herschel Gower's expertly woven narrative proves that sometimes truth challenges the domain of fiction. Charles Dahlgren of Natchez will enthrall readers with its provocative story of honor, violence, and allegiance in the face of crisis.
"Altogether a riveting biography of a man who stood in the wings of America's tragic stage."--Robert J. Schneller, Jr., author of A Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren--Robert J. Schneller, Jr.
|Young Charles Dahlgren: A Heritage of Adventure||p. 1|
|Banker, Planter, Husband, and Dynast||p. 7|
|Riding the Crest||p. 29|
|A Civil War, a Family War||p. 41|
|Defeat at Vicksburg and Gettysburg||p. 67|
|The Flight to Georgia||p. 85|
|Leading His Family Home by Wagon Train||p. 109|
|Survival without Recovery||p. 135|
|Another Move, Another Start at Sixty||p. 165|
|Eighteen Years a Confederate Carpetbagger||p. 183|
|The General's Relict and End of the Dynasty||p. 209|
|Postlude for a Patriarch||p. 233|
|Genealogical Charts||p. 239|
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Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1st October 2002
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: New edition